A professional dental cleaning (dental prophylaxis or “prophy”) is a preventative treatment that compliments your home care (such as brushing and flossing). New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry offers dental cleanings to help you keep your teeth and supporting structures clean so that you can continue to enjoy a healthy smile. To make your appointment with our dentists and learn more about the benefits of professional dental cleanings in Amherst, New Hampshire, please call our office at 603-672-6546.
Your dental cleaning appointment will be with one of our registered dental hygienists. Each of our hygienists has years of education, experience, and advanced training. You’ll find them all very knowledgeable, warm, caring, and gentle.
Your dental cleaning appointment will usually last from 60-75 minutes. In addition to a dental exam with your dentist, your appointment will include the following:
- Removal of calculus (tartar)
- Removal of plaque
- Teeth polishing
Your hygienist will also take your blood pressure, do a screening for signs of oral cancer, and may include taking intraoral digital photographs and/or dental X-rays if needed for diagnosis.
Dental cleanings, when done at the frequency recommended for you, are indispensable for the prevention of tooth decay, gum disease, and your overall oral health. Following your cleaning, your hygienist will be pleased to share tips to enhance the work you do at home to keep your smile healthy. We welcome you to contact our office today to make your professional cleaning appointment with our dentists and hygienists.